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Boston Cream Pie Recipe

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This recipe for Boston Cream Pie, by , is from The "W" Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jean Withers
Added: Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Sift together:
1-1/2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

1/3 c. shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 c. milk

Beat 2 minutes

1 egg and beat 2 minutes more -

Bake in a 9 x 9" pan at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes


In top of double boiler, mix:
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbl. cornstarch
1 tbl. flour
Stir in 2 c. milk
Bring to boil over low heat and boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat - Stir a little bit of the hot mixture into 1 slightly beaten egg. Then blend in the rest of the hot mixture.
Place over boiling water and boil about 15 minutes -stirring often.
Blend in 1 tbl. butter - mix well
Blend in 1 tsp. vanilla
Beat until smooth - chill completely -

Melt together over hot water:
1-1/2 tsp. shortening
1-1/2 square chocolate
Pour 2-1/2 tbl. scalding hot milk over 1 c. confectioner's sugar, add
1/4 tsp. salt - stir to dissolve completely
Add 1/2 tsp. vanilla and then the chocolate mixture. This will be very thin.

Beat while hot until this thickens enough to spread and becomes smooth and glossy.

Make two cakes and cool completely

Place one cake on a plate - spread custard over cake - top with other cake - spread icing over entire cake.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
this is Jenny's and Amy's most loved and requested birthday cake!




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